The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
UK
Rank 518 543 478
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -65
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 76 86 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.17% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.11% 1.14% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 43 89
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £338 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £542 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £466 £413
% change year-on-year
-8.84% +13.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6820 7569 7658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.55% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4245 4478 4214
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 314 442
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +27 64 £425 - 10
London +7 20 £413 -1.78% 5
East of England +10 14 £300 -38.46% 1
Hertfordshire +10 13 £300 -38.46% 1
Scotland +37 11 £430 +29.81%
Edinburgh - 11 £430 -
North West +23 10 £525 -0.94%
South East +8 10 £475 +18.75% 3
Lancashire - 6 £530 -
Stevenage - 6 £300 -
West Midlands +7 5 £285 -28.75%
Preston - 5 £528 -
Yorkshire +14 4 £425 -15.00%
Milton Keynes +7 4 £500 -
Manchester +7 4 £315 -40.56%
Buckinghamshire +2 4 £500 -
City of London -2 4 £400 -4.47% 1
Birmingham - 4 £285 -
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £450 - 1
West Yorkshire +13 3 £400 -20.00%
Middlesex - 3 £420 -
Hampshire +10 2 £501 +54.00% 1
Leeds +1 2 £375 -12.28%
Basingstoke - 2 £501 - 1
Telford +27 1 - -
Shropshire +27 1 - -
Surrey +13 1 £450 -18.18% 1
Croydon -2 1 £413 -2.94%
South West - 1 £500 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £500 -

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 205 (98.09%) F5
2 167 (79.90%) Cisco
3 153 (73.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 111 (53.11%) CheckPoint
5 107 (51.20%) Firewall
6 85 (40.67%) Cisco ASA
7 78 (37.32%) Juniper
8 77 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
9 67 (32.06%) Network Security
10 62 (29.67%) CCNP
11 59 (28.23%) BGP
12 58 (27.75%) DNS
13 56 (26.79%) Load Balancing
14 54 (25.84%) BIG-IP
14 54 (25.84%) OSPF
15 52 (24.88%) Blue Coat
16 50 (23.92%) WAN
16 50 (23.92%) Cisco Nexus
17 47 (22.49%) Data Centre
18 41 (19.62%) VPN
19 40 (19.14%) Security Cleared
20 38 (18.18%) SC Cleared
21 35 (16.75%) LAN
21 35 (16.75%) MPLS
22 30 (14.35%) EIGRP
22 30 (14.35%) Finance
23 28 (13.40%) TCP/IP
23 28 (13.40%) Palo Alto
24 26 (12.44%) Fortinet
24 26 (12.44%) CCNA

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.91%) OpenStack
1 4 (1.91%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.48%) Apache
2 1 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.48%) Confluence
2 1 (0.48%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.48%) nginx
2 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.96%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.31%) Akamai
2 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 153 (73.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 107 (51.20%) Firewall
3 85 (40.67%) Cisco ASA
4 67 (32.06%) Network Security
5 59 (28.23%) BGP
6 58 (27.75%) DNS
7 54 (25.84%) BIG-IP
7 54 (25.84%) OSPF
8 50 (23.92%) Cisco Nexus
8 50 (23.92%) WAN
9 41 (19.62%) VPN
10 35 (16.75%) LAN
10 35 (16.75%) MPLS
11 30 (14.35%) EIGRP
12 28 (13.40%) TCP/IP
13 23 (11.00%) Wireless
14 21 (10.05%) IPsec
15 20 (9.57%) Cisco IOS
16 17 (8.13%) NetScreen
17 14 (6.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.48%) Redis
1 1 (0.48%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (1.91%) Subversion
2 2 (0.96%) JIRA
3 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.48%) Gitweb
3 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (14.35%) Finance
2 18 (8.61%) Banking
3 11 (5.26%) Law
4 6 (2.87%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.44%) Retail
6 2 (0.96%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (0.96%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Legal
7 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (43.06%) Network Engineer
2 29 (13.88%) Consultant
3 27 (12.92%) Security Engineer
4 26 (12.44%) Cisco Engineer
5 25 (11.96%) Architect
6 24 (11.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 22 (10.53%) Network Architect
7 22 (10.53%) Network Security Engineer
8 17 (8.13%) Analyst
9 15 (7.18%) Network Consultant
9 15 (7.18%) Senior Network Engineer
10 11 (5.26%) Security Consultant
11 10 (4.78%) Network Analyst
11 10 (4.78%) Network Security Consultant
12 8 (3.83%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 8 (3.83%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 7 (3.35%) Network Specialist
13 7 (3.35%) Senior Network Consultant
13 7 (3.35%) Senior Network Security Consultant
13 7 (3.35%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.39%) Middleware
2 4 (1.91%) CSS
3 1 (0.48%) .NET
3 1 (0.48%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.48%) Ajax
3 1 (0.48%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.48%) Core Data
3 1 (0.48%) HTML
3 1 (0.48%) JSON
3 1 (0.48%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.48%) Node.js
3 1 (0.48%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.48%) React
3 1 (0.48%) XML
3 1 (0.48%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (22.49%) Data Centre
2 24 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.22%) PKI
4 10 (4.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (4.78%) iPad
5 8 (3.83%) Wiki
6 6 (2.87%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.91%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.91%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.91%) RSA SecurID
7 4 (1.91%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.91%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.44%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.48%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.48%) CESG
10 1 (0.48%) DataPower
10 1 (0.48%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.66%) Windows
2 13 (6.22%) Linux
3 11 (5.26%) Unix
4 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.48%) CentOS
5 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.48%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.48%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (26.79%) Load Balancing
2 16 (7.66%) ITIL
3 15 (7.18%) Network Design
3 15 (7.18%) Network Management
4 13 (6.22%) Change Control
4 13 (6.22%) Incident Management
5 12 (5.74%) Information Security
5 12 (5.74%) Network Architecture
6 11 (5.26%) Project Management
7 10 (4.78%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (4.78%) Service Delivery
7 10 (4.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (4.31%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (4.31%) Service Management
9 8 (3.83%) Change Management
9 8 (3.83%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 8 (3.83%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 7 (3.35%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (3.35%) Data Privacy
10 7 (3.35%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.91%) Java
2 2 (0.96%) C
2 2 (0.96%) JavaScript
2 2 (0.96%) PHP
2 2 (0.96%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.48%) SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (29.67%) CCNP
3 40 (19.14%) Security Cleared
4 38 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 26 (12.44%) CCNA
6 24 (11.48%) CCIE
7 6 (2.87%) CCSA
7 6 (2.87%) CCSE
8 5 (2.39%) JNCIP
8 5 (2.39%) JNCIS
9 4 (1.91%) CISSP
9 4 (1.91%) Degree
10 2 (0.96%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.48%) CCA
11 1 (0.48%) CCAA
11 1 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.48%) MCSE
11 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.70%) PCI DSS
2 13 (6.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.91%) SLA
4 3 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.48%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 8 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.91%) ProxySG
3 3 (1.44%) VMware ESX
3 3 (1.44%) XenServer
4 2 (0.96%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.96%) XenApp
4 2 (0.96%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.48%) Firmware
5 1 (0.48%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.48%) NFS
5 1 (0.48%) Squid
5 1 (0.48%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (4.31%) Forum Sentry
2 7 (3.35%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.35%) Nessus
2 7 (3.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 7 (3.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (2.39%) Nagios
4 4 (1.91%) Opsview
4 4 (1.91%) QRadar
5 3 (1.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.96%) OPNET
6 2 (0.96%) Puppet
7 1 (0.48%) Graylog
7 1 (0.48%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.48%) Icinga
7 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.48%) Pingdom
7 1 (0.48%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.48%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 205 (98.09%) F5
2 167 (79.90%) Cisco
3 111 (53.11%) CheckPoint
4 78 (37.32%) Juniper
5 52 (24.88%) Blue Coat
6 28 (13.40%) Palo Alto
7 26 (12.44%) Fortinet
8 17 (8.13%) HP
9 15 (7.18%) TippingPoint
10 13 (6.22%) Aruba
10 13 (6.22%) Splunk
11 12 (5.74%) Microsoft
11 12 (5.74%) Sourcefire
12 11 (5.26%) Remedy
12 11 (5.26%) VMware
13 10 (4.78%) Citrix
14 8 (3.83%) SolarWinds
15 7 (3.35%) FireEye
15 7 (3.35%) ScanSafe
15 7 (3.35%) Tufin
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